Community members, school staff discuss MCC facility needs.

January 13, 2016
Superintendent Jeff Mount leads the meeting.

Superintendent Jeff Mount leads the meeting.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — A needs assessment community meeting was held Wednesday night to seek input from Mason County Central Public Schools district residents. A mixture of staff and citizens attended the meeting. They provided a list that ranged from building an auditorium and swimming pool to fixing the heating system in several school buildings and paving the streets on school property.

Superintendent Jeff Mount led the casual discussion and emphasized that the school board is strictly seeking input from the community on the future of the district’s facilities and has no intention to seek additional tax dollars.

Other suggestions included resurfacing the school track, replacing the football field with artificial turf, replacing furniture, building a dedicated weight room, investing in more classroom technology, replacing the transportation office, and improving the school’s security and safety needs, among others.

Mount said some of the areas are needs that have to be addressed and can be covered in a capital fund. Others, may require more serious discussion.

An email address has been set up offering further community input: [email protected].

Editor’s note: For full disclosure, I, as a private citizen and resident, have been one of the individuals who is seeking the school explore building an auditorium. I have two young children who eventually will most likely attend MCC Schools. We are in the early stages of forming a citizens’ committee to investigate this possibility, with the likelihood of seeking funds through charitable donations. Anyone interested in serving on such a committee can contact me at [email protected], call/text at 231-757-3202 or send me a Facebook message.

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